The Blue Light Sector is a challenging – and fast-growing market. Suppliers can often find it a difficult, and political, landscape to navigate, making it hard to get solutions into Police forces. However, with the impact of COVID-19, we see more and more a growing appetite for a digitally enabled Police Service.

For this briefing, techUK members 'Tussell’ will be presenting data and insights into tech procurement by policing bodies, using data from its public sector market intelligence platform. We will hear how police tech spending has changed over time, how much of this spending is with SMEs, which frameworks are being utilised to procure tech, how the volume and value of tech contract awards has changed over time, and the value of upcoming renewals of tech contracts with policing bodies. This briefing is an opportunity to be better informed of the challenges facing the policing sector; such as the impact of COVID-19, budgets, capacity, technical debt and data complexity. It will also help you, as suppliers or new entrants, sell into this market, understand trends and what technology is being procured. Speakers include:

  • Dave Edwards, Head of Commercial, Police Digital Service
  • Gus Tugendhat, Founder, Tussell
  • Jo Osborne, Regional Commercial Director, Bluelight Commercial

After we have heard from our speakers, you will have the opportunity to ask questions and get involved in the conversation. So please come prepared!

Last year, we ran a similar session with some of the key discussion points including:

  • Common challenges customers see during procurement
  • Opportunities for suppliers to have early insight of the pipeline of opportunities that customers are intending to publish
  • Procurement regulations now that we have left the EU
  • Ways to actively encourage new entrants to the policing market with a change needed in the way operational challenges are communicated to the tech community
  • Building confidence in ICT and procurement of operational leaders
  • Navigating frameworks
  • What compromising on requirements and modifying business processes means
  • Importance of interoperability

Please contact Tracy Modha if you would like to book on to the event. Alternatively, please contact the team below for any general queries.

Georgina Henley

Georgina Henley

Head of Justice and Emergency Services, techUK